Good morning and welcome to LexObserver’s weekly news roundup.
What an exciting week for Lexington! Not that the Town is a stranger to Nobel laureates…as a proud community of accomplished nerds… but, now we have our first woman Nobel laureate (LexObserver did check all 60, and could identify no other Lexington women among that exclusive cohort). Another first: This laureate played with the future Rage Against the Machine guitarist in college (?!)…So, congratulations to Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi for, among other things, embodying a compelling case that chemistry is extremely cool. Decide for yourself whether that’s breaking news…
Also, a final reminder that we’d love to say hi to you tomorrow at Discovery Day between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.! It’ll be a great chance to get outside, come together as a community and support many other wonderful local organizations. It’s looking like a sunny, crisp fall day is in the cards, knock on wood…
Happy Friday, and here’s this week’s news.
In this issue:
Under Carolyn Bertozzi’s name, the Lexington High School class of 1984 yearbook lists many quintessential teenage activities. “Soccer, Softball, musical accompanist, Girls’ Ensemble, Jazz Piano, Executive House Council” are just a few that suggest a student with a lively life beyond the classroom.Keep reading
Some Lexington Public Schools educators were paid weeks late for additional work they took on over the summer.Keep reading
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Nicco Mele, Sophie Culpepper, Erin Sandler-Rathe and the LexObserver Team
Edited by Lauren Feeney
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